Aviation Management Degree

Start a Career in Aviation Management

 Be ready for a career in aviation management in two years or less with an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Aviation Management or an Aircraft Dispatcher Certificate from SWIC. The degree program will provide you with an excellent foundation for a wide variety of aviation careers.

Aviation Career Opportunities

Aviation management personnel work in high-tech environments such as private airfields and commercial airports and airlines:

  • Aircraft dispatcher
  • Airline operations
  • Airport operations
  • Air traffic control
  • Corporate aviation
  • Government flight operations
  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Military aviation

Aviation Management Degree Core Courses

  • AVIA 101 Private Pilot Flight Theory
  • AVIA 108 Aviation History
  • AVIA 122 Aircraft Systems and Components
  • AVIA 260 Aviation Meteorology
  • AVIA 131 Air Traffic Control Systems
  • AVIA 141 Federal Aviation Regulations
  • AVIA 160 Aviation Management I
  • AVIA 105 Introduction to Civil Aviation
  • AVIA 261 Aviation Management II
  • AVIA 266 Airport Planning and Management
  • AVIA 280 Internship

University Transfer Options

Graduates of the SWIC Aviation Management program have the opportunity to transfer directly to Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Management program.

Aircraft Dispatcher Certificate

An aircraft dispatcher works with a team of professionals who develop the flight plan and coordinate the flight operation with the crew, the air traffic control system and Federal Aviation Administration requirements. This 21-semester-credit certificate program prepares you for the FAA certification test for dispatchers.

Aircraft Dispatcher Certificate Core Courses

  • AVIA 101 Private Pilot Flight Theory
  • AVIA 260 Aviation Meteorology
  • AVIA 131 Air Traffic Control Systems
  • AVIA 141 Federal Aviation Regulations
  • AVIA 201 Instrument Flight Theory
  • AVIA 240 Aircraft Dispatcher Practical I
  • AVIA 241 Aircraft Dispatcher Practical II

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For more information about the Aviation Management program, or SIUC transfer opportunities, submit the contact form on this page.